Position Neuropsychologist - Faculty Positions (4)
Location Rockville. MD
Job Description Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D., Chief
(301) 765-5430

Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Children's National Hospital

The Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology is expanding and is seeking multiple full-time
faculty members. The Division includes 16 pediatric neuropsychologists, 4 clinical
psychologists, 6 post-doctoral fellows, and full-time psychometricians who provide evaluation and treatment for children with autism, ADHD, epilepsy, neuro-oncological conditions, genetic disorders, congenital heart disease and other acquired and developmental neurologic
conditions. We provide training in our APPCN-member postdoctoral training program as well as
at the predoctoral intern and graduate student levels. For all positions, participation in clinical
training/ teaching is expected, including supervision of postdoctoral fellows, interns, graduate
students, and medical residents, and giving occasional lectures. Administrative responsibilities
include program development, committee work, and participation in division and program

Two positions are expected to work with a range of medical and neurodevelopmental
populations, the third will have a primary focus in concussion, and the fourth will have a
primary focus in autism. Specifically:

Positions 1 and 2. The Division is recruiting two pediatric neuropsychologists to provide
evaluation services to assist us in meeting growing demands. Clinical responsibilities include
outpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation with children from preschool
through older adolescence. Referrals will include medically-complex patients experiencing a
variety of pediatric neurological and medical conditions or treatments that impact cognitive
functioning, as well as neurodevelopmental patients (particularly those with concerns for
learning disability, attention disorders, and executive function difficulties). Referrals may come
from a wide range of medical services within the Children’s National system, our affiliated
primary care pediatricians, and from the community. Although not required, there is opportunity
for independent and/or collaborative research involvement, which can be tailored to a
candidate’s level of experience and interest.

Position 3. The position within the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery and Education
(SCORE) program at Children’s National is seeking a pediatric neuropsychologist with clinical
and research interests primarily in mild TBI/ concussion. Clinical responsibilities will include the
evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and college students with mild TBI in our
SCORE program. There will be opportunity to work with other pediatric populations with
acquired or developmental neurological disorders. A developing / established track record of
research productivity in the area of concussion is expected; protected time for research is
available for up to two years for suitable candidates, with additional protected time dependent
on acquiring grant funding.

Position 4. The multidisciplinary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) is currently
recruiting a neuropsychologist (preferred) or psychologist with experience and training with
children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. CASD specializes in evaluation,
treatment, and advocacy for children with autism spectrum disorders. Children of all ages are
seen in traditional outpatient evaluations as well as multidisciplinary (psychology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurodevelopmental pediatrics, social work and speech and
language pathology) teams and treatment programs. The position includes opportunities for
research related to intervention, executive function and autism.

Qualifications. All candidates must have a Ph.D or Psy.D. in an applied area of psychology from
an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program, and neuropsychologists must have completed a
two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology. Applicants must be eligible for
D.C. and Maryland licensure in Psychology. Board certification in clinical neuropsychology from
the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP-CN) is encouraged.

Candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level will be considered. Rank will be
commensurate with previous clinical experience and academic productivity. Salary and benefit
packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The position includes a
joint appointment in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the
George Washington School of Medicine. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a current CV and cover letter with statement of interests to:
Leigh Pettenati, Program Coordinator, Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children’s
National Hospital, 15245 Shady Grove Rd, Suite 350 Rockville MD 20850 or via email
(preferred) to: Leigh Pettenati at leharris2@childrensnational.org.